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The 2nd Annual Wilson Mountain Lady's Slipper Hike

Date and Time

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 10:00AM - 10:00AM

Location

Wilson Mountain/Whitcomb Woods - Dedham/Needham line- Route 135,
Massachusetts, Boston Area,
MA

Registration

Registration is not required for this activity. However, you may wish to contact the leader(s) if you have any questions.

Overview

Lady's Slippers galore! In a good year there are hundreds on both sides of the well marked trail to the summit of Wilson Mountain on the Dedham/Needham line. Easy access off Route 128. Wilson Mountain Reservation is 207 acres of wild and varied terrain. Large tangled thickets of rhododendrons grow on a hillside. Wilson Mountain is the highest point in Dedham at 295 feet. While not a true mountain, it does provide hilltop views of the surrounding area. There are well marked trails to the summit of Wilson Mountain on the Dedham/Needham line. Managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). After Wilson Mountain, at your option, we'll cross Common Street to the Whitcomb Woods trail head. Forested level trails with views of the Charles River, gazebos. Total hike is 5 - 7 miles at a moderate pace. Bring water snacks/lunch, sturdy footwear. Steady rain cancels. Dogs on leash O.K.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Free

Driving Directions


Easy access off Route 128, Exit #17 to 384 Common St. (Route 135) Dedham, MA. Park in small lot on the right at the trailhead, or on Common Street alongside the playing field.

Wilson Mountain trail

Activity

Hiking

Offered By

Southeastern Massachusetts

Status

Open

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




(best time to call: Before 8:00 pm)


Co-Leader



(best time to call: Before 8:00 pm)